Harbormasters are the stewards of our harbors – the center of our coastal communities. They manage the overall ecosystem, including moorings and docks, harbor uses and harbor users, and interactions between local, state and federal government. Of all of our public stewards (police, EMT, fire etc.) these men and women receive the least recognition.
Harbormaster Appreciation Day* -- a day to honor our U.S. Harbormasters and the great work they do -- occurs annually on October 8th.
* National Harbormaster Appreciation Day is registered with the National Day Archive.
I am the Waterways Coordinator/Dock Master for the City of Jacksonville. After 32 years in Law Enforcement (including Marine Enforcement) I retired, and was offered this position in September 2006. We […]
We want to hear from you. Let us know about your harbormaster — they deserve the recognition!
The Town of Harpswell has 216 Miles of coastline, with approximately 2,400 moorings (the most in Maine). I’ve been with the Town of Harpswell since May of 2017. Before Harpswell, […]
I have been the Harbormaster in Bristol since retiring from the United States Coast Guard after a 21 year career in 2013. Over the past several years we have made […]
Worked on Marine law enforcement since 1999 as a Bay Constable and was promoted to Senior Harbormaster in 2017. Our office enforce 66 sq. miles of shore front. Enforce all […]
I have been at the Marina for five years. As a graduate from Mass Maritime I sailed as a Merchant Mariner before I came here. I love the location of […]
I have been working for the town of Marblehead now since Feb. of 2017. I was the Deputy Harbor master for the Town of Beverly Ma. prior. I also worked […]
I’ve always felt fortunate to work on Belfast Harbor. I started in 1989 at a local boatyard before being appointed as Harbor Master for the City of Belfast in 1993 […]
Over 60 years and counting on Madison Beach, gave me my love of the water and all things that float or swim in it. We don’t have much of a […]
I am the volunteer Harbormaster for the 7 harbors in our town. I’ve been the Harbormaster for 9 years. One of the best parts of my job is helping people […]
Harbormaster for 4 years. Retired Fire Chief from Winthrop. Submitted by L. Powers
I am still relatively new to this department but love the staff and slip holders that I have the pleasure of working with. Coming from being a cadet at Mass […]
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